Archive for May 4th, 2015

Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

Legal aid attracts top defenders, says appeal court

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The president of the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal has said that the limited legal aid rate has not deterred leading overseas attorneys from coming to Cayman to defend people accused of various crimes. President John Chadwick said the idea that people can’t be properly represented on legal aid was not true as some […]

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Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

Lawyer presses for cop probe ahead of trial

| 04/05/2015 | 5 Comments

(CNS): A local defense attorney has accused the police commissioner of hiding behind court contempt laws to avoid investigating a complaint against one of his officers due to give evidence in a forthcoming drug trial. Peter Polack has filed a complaint about the behaviour of the officer in the case and wants to see that […]

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West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

West Bay man waives jury rights in murder case

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The man accused of murdering Special Olympian Solomon Webster last September waived his right to a jury trial on Monday and asked to be tried by a judge alone. Justice Charles Quin will now preside over the case, in which the crown says that Jose Sanchez from West Bay shot Webster (24) in the leg […]

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Dog owners warned over parvovirus outbreak

Dog owners warned over parvovirus outbreak

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Local vets are reporting a significant increase in the number of cases of parvovirus on Grand Cayman, the Department of Agriculture said Friday. A highly infectious disease in dogs that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and fever, it is often fatal and commonly affects young dogs and those that have not been routinely vaccinated, but […]

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Road deaths trigger new safety campaign

Road deaths trigger new safety campaign

| 04/05/2015 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The deaths of both Marcia Donald and Donnie Ray Connor last month — a jogger and a cyclist who were killed on the roads in separate early morning collisions just days apart — have triggered a new safety campaigned. Hundreds of people turned out at dawn on Saturday morning for a memorial walk to […]

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EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

EX-chamber boss berates ‘dependency’ problem

| 04/05/2015 | 30 Comments

(CNS): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce berated the dependency problem of successive governments looking to “pie in the sky” proposed developments for an economic miracle. Johann Moxam warned the Electoral Boundary Commission not to use “proposed plans for proposed developments” to guess where voter growth might be when they do their work. 

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Man shoots himself in leg at gun club

Man shoots himself in leg at gun club

| 04/05/2015 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A member of the local gun club shot himself in the leg at the weekend as a result of equipment failure, according to the shooting association. Police said the emergency services were called to the shooting range near the airport at around 2:30pm on Saturday. The man was treated for a minor wound at the […]

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‘No proof’ Romanian woman knew of scam

‘No proof’ Romanian woman knew of scam

| 04/05/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A local defence attorney said the crown had offered no real evidence that her client knew anything at all about her boyfriend’s plans to rip off local ATM machines when they visited Cayman on what she thought was a romantic holiday. But the prosecution said the judge trying the case “could draw the inescapable […]

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